In radioactive wilderness, old dangers remain
Twenty-five years after the disaster at Chernobyl, the area around is deserted. Wolves roam through the abandoned towns. And worryingly, the reactor's concrete shell is starting to crumble.
Avoiding Armageddon: nuke treaty now in force
A new 'START' treaty has passed into law, limiting the numbers of US and Russian nuclear weapons. A step too far – or not far enough?
Root Causes – is a baldness cure in sight?
Scientists are getting closer to curing baldness. But is it a real problem? Should this advance be celebrated, or was it a wasted effort?
Scientists attack killer junk food in our shops
We could save over 3000 deaths a month by passing a law to make everyday foods healthier, say scientists. But the government says what we eat should be a free choice.
The family doctor whose prescription was death
A GP has given an interview defending his decision to speed his elderly patients’ end. He claims he was motivated by compassion. Now he faces possible murder charges.
Spare liver, anyone? No longer an absurd question
The developing ability of scientists to grow human organs in the lab is leading many experts to predict a new age of unlimited replacement items for the human body.